The battle between All-Elite Wrestling (AEW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) for the number one promotion on the planet has entered the talent war stage as free agent layoffs, releases and signings appear to be imminent. daily.
The following tweet was sent on Saturday by AEW CEO Tony Khan, indicating that a new cast member will be debuting on their Wednesday night Dynamite show on TBS and that he will be from a competing promotion.
The big announcement for Dynamite on Wednesday that we were referring to #AEWRampage (a free-agent debut) and the person walking through the forbidden door are one and the same. You walk in the door, sign a contract and then slam the door on Wednesday #AEWDynamite!
– Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) February 5, 2022
Tony Khan’s announcement has prompted professional wrestling betting sites to create the following prop asking which top star will debut at AEW Dynamite this Wednesday.
AEW betting odds for Wednesday’s free agents signing
- Keith Lee +110
- Karion Kross +130
- Josh Alexander +150
- Bray Wyatt +200
- Will Ospreay +200
- Jeff Hardy +250
- Samoa Joe +300
- Johnny Gargano +400
- Kenta +450
- Jay White +500
- Tony Storm +500
- Athena +600
- Mustafa Ali +800
- Shane McMahon +1500
Shane McMahon, son of WWE Owner Vince McMahon, is listed in last place with a +1500 moneyline from being terminated following the promotion’s 2022 Royal Rumble event, which took place on January 29th.
Apparently, McMahon was responsible for putting together the men’s Royal Rumble match. Shane’s booking, which included putting himself in the match as a participant, was not well received backstage, leading to his termination as a contract performer.
It’s unknown if Shane is still involved with WWE, but if he lands at AEW in just over 48 hours, 15-to-1 net payouts can be earned by entertaining bets on McMahon’s odds.
Pro wrestling fans took to the internet and posted the following meme trying to decipher one of Khan’s tweets – see if you can crack the code below.
The above entertainment bet implies that recent WWE fires Keith Lee or Karrion Kross are the most likely wrestlers to debut at Dynamite. Both Lee and Kross were heavily pushed in WWE development promotion NXT but were deemed expendable once they were inducted into the main roster.
Reports have surfaced that Keith Lee has signed to AEW, so it wouldn’t be a huge surprise. Pro wrestling bettors should expect a dodge, right?
No announcement has been made regarding Kross signing with AEW, but he did wrestle in the main event in Las Vegas on February 4 for a promotion called Future Stars of Wrestling. Could this be a warm-up game for this Wednesday?
Betting on Kross’ debut in AEW will award a net payout of $1.30 for every dollar wagered.
A dark horse in the wrestling betting odds is Jeff Hardy, who was recently fired from WWE. He’s the brother of current AEW roster member Matt Hardy and would get a huge bang if he came out of the facial tunnel on dynamite instead of alleged Keith Lee.
Dynamite’s ratings have been falling since a promising start in January when the flagship promotion switched from TNT to TBS, so perhaps Jeff Hardy could be the next big hope for viewership boost.
Whichever new AEW wrestler you want to bet on, make up your mind quickly as the above odds will either be removed by Wednesday night or at the time of any information leaks that may surface by then.
AEW Betting Odds – MyBookie
Source – New York Post, Bleacher Report, Wrestling Inc